Renan Cerdeiro


Hometown:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Renan Cerdeiro was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At a very young age, he began training in various dance styles at the Escola de Dança Alice Arja in Rio de Janeiro. In 2008, Cerdeiro was named a finalist at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland, and that same year was awarded a scholarship to train at Miami City Ballet School. Within two years founding artistic director Edward Villella invited him to join Miami City Ballet as a company apprentice. In 2013, he was promoted to principal dancer by current artistic director Lourdes Lopez.

Since joining, Cerdeiro has toured with the company performing at the New York City Center, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, in Ottawa and Vancouver, Canada, as well at the Bolshoi in Moscow as part of the Benois de la Danse Gala. Cerdeiro was named by Dance Magazine as one of the world’s “Top 25 Artists to Watch in 2011.”

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston

George Balanchine
Allegro Brillante
Ballet Imperial
Ballo della Regina
“Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux”
Duo Concertant
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier)
La Valse
La Sonnambula
Raymonda Variations
Scotch Symphony
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Square Dance
Symphony in Three Movements
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
The Four Temperaments
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Theme and Variations
Western Symphony
Who Cares?

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)

Nacho Duato
Jardí Tancat

Justin Peck
Chutes and Ladders

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Afternoon of a Faun
Dances at a Gathering

In the Night
West Side Story Suite

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Company B
Mercuric Tidings
Piazzolla Caldera
Promethean Fire

Twyla Tharp
Baker’s Dozen
In The Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
“The Golden Section”

Christopher Wheeldon

Edward Villella
The Neighborhood Ballroom

Classical Repertoire
“Black Swan Pas de Deux,” Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot